LYALL, Alfred Comyn

LYALL, Alfred Comyn. Coulsdon, Surrey 4.1.1835 — Freshwater, Isle of Wight 11.4.1911. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Alfred L. and Mary Drummond Broadwoo, educated at Eton College, then Haileybury. Arrived at Calcutta 1856 and was sent to Bulandshahr, where he narrowly escaped death during 1857 uprising. Served…

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LUMSDEN, Harry Burnett

LUMSDEN, Harry Burnett. Bay of Bengal 12.11.1821 — Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire 12.8.1896. Sir. British (Scottish) Colonial Offcer in India. Lieutenant-General. Son of Colonel Thomas L. and Hay Burnett, cousin of —> Matthew L. After early years in Bengal he was sent to his grandmother in Aberdeenshire. Came to India as cadet…

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LUDOWYK-GYOMROI, Edith

LUDOWYK-GYOMROI, Edith (born E. Győmröi). Budapest 8.9.1896 — London 11.2.1987. Hungarian Psychoterapist, Communist and Pāli Scholar in Sri Lanka. Born in a Jewish family, daughter of Mark Gelb (then Győmröi), a furniture manufacturer, and Ilona Pfeifer. In 1914 married Erwin Renyi, a chemical engineer, had one son and divorced in 1918.…

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LUARASI, Skënder Petro

LUARASI, Skënder Petro. Luaras, Kolonjë 19.1.1900 — Tirana 27.1.1982. Albanian Historian, Author and Translator. Son of Petro Nini L. and Lino Sevo, a Protestant Christian family. Educated at Negovan and Korçë, then at Robert College in Istanbul and in 1914-18 in the U.S.A. (Easton Academy and International College in Springfield, MA) and…

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LOWSLEY, Barzillai

LOWSLEY, Barzillai (until 1863 Lousley). 19.9.1840 — 25.7.1905. British Colonial Officer. From Hampstead Norreys, near Newbury (probably born there), son of Job and Ruth Lousley, a farmer family. After Royal Military Academy he joined Royal Engineers as Lieutenant. Served in Barbados, 1862-72, then in Ceylon. Retired 1882 as Lieutenant-Colonel, in 1895…

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LOWE, John Robert Alexander Shakespear

LOWE, John Robert Alexander Shakespear. Calcutta 19.2.1825 — Middlesex 15.1.11906. British Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel (1872). Son of John L. and Harriet Shakespear. In 1865 he was Deputy Assistant Commissary in Benares, but no further details about his career are found. Married 1848 Eliza Price Hobday, two daughters and one son. Publications: The Rājnīti;…

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LOW, James

LOW, James. Causland 4.4.1791 — 1852. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer. Son of Alexander Low and Anne Thompson, educated at Edinburgh College. Cadet in E.I.C.’s army 1812. In 1819-40 served in Penang, 1840-45 in Singapore, 1824 led a mission to Thailand. Retired in 1845 as Lieutenant-Colonel, but returned to Scotland only…

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LOVENTHAL (Løventhal), Carl Eduard

LOVENTHAL (Løventhal), Carl Eduard. Aalborg 18.7.1841 — Fredriksberg 14.7.1917. Rev. Danish Missionary in India. Son of Eduard L. and Margit Allen, grew up in Copenhagen. Dr.phil. Worked as a teacher, but after religious awakening turned to mission. Left for India in 1872 and worked many years in Vellore. In 1914…

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LORIMER, Florence Mary Glen

LORIMER, Florence Mary Glen (from 1928 Mrs. Cardew). Strathmartine near Dundee 11.12.1883 — 15.2.1967. British Librarian. Daughter of Rev. Robert L. and Isabella Lockhart Robinson, sister of —> D. L. R. Lorimer and others. Educated at Dundee High School and Notting Hill High School. Studies at Oxford (Somerville College) in 1902-05.…

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LONGPÉRIER, Henri Adrien Prévost de

LONGPÉRIER,  Henri Adrien Prévost de. Paris 21.9.1816 — Paris 14.1.1882. French Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Henri Simon Prévost L., a commander of National Guard, grew up in Meaux. From 1836 Assistant at Cabinet de Médailles 1847-70 Curator of Antiquities in Louvre. Member of A.I.B.L. 1854. Beside numismatics, his interests included cuneiform and…

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